APA Film



March 5, 2003
For immediate release

APA FILM ANNOUNCES ITS WINNERS FOR THE ABC NEW TALENT DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAM

Asian Pacific American Film, a DC-based nonprofit that promotes and supports Asian American films and media, has selected its winners for the 2003 ABC New Talent Development Scholarship Grant Program. APA Film's two local winners will now be forwarded to ABC, where they will compete against other regional winners for a chance at $20,000, an ABC mentor, and the opportunity to take part in a 3-day workshop in Los Angeles at ABC Entertainment and Disney Studios.

APA Film's 2003 winners are:
   - Miranda Kwok, for her screenplay, "Song of Silence"
   - Kuang Lee, for his screenplay, "Language Lessons"

APA Film, along with other participating organizations across the country, are collaborating with ABC to help diversify the creative arts community. The New Talent Development program is aimed at identifying individuals of diverse backgrounds who are in the early stages of their careers and who would show substantial growth with the receipt of a scholarship/grant. One of APA Film's 2002 winners, Vivian Umino, was named one of the 16 national winners for her screenplay The Master Painter.

Contact APA Film's Education and Outreach committee chair Jamshid Mousavinezhad at with any questions or for more information.

For more information on APA Film, our annual film festival in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, and our other programs and activities, visit http://www.apafilm.org. For more information about our participation in the ABC program, visit http://www.apafilm.org/abc2003.htm.

For more information from ABC, visit http://www.abcnewtalent.disney.com.